WCMA Director to Step Down

Lisa Corrin Spring 2011Lisa Corrin has announced she will step down as the Class of 1956 Director of the Williams College Museum of Art on June 30. She will continue to teach at the College for the 2011-12 academic year and plans to serve as both a Clark Fellow at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute and as a visiting scholar in museum studies at New York University. In her six years as WCMA director, Corrin has overseen more than 75 exhibitions, several of which have traveled nationally and internationally. She established a Faculty Advisory Committee and encouraged collaborations between the museum and the College’s academic departments. She added significant works of art to the collection, from old masters to contemporary Brazilian, South African and Chinese photography. Corrin “carried out a thoughtful plan to refocus museum activities on the College’s teaching mission, which includes … the first reinstallment of the collection in many years,” President Adam Falk wrote in a letter to the Williams community about Corrin leaving as director. “Exhibitions developed under her leadership have gained international recognition for creatively prodding, educating and challenging viewers.” A national search is under way for her successor.